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Claim Denied: Your Next Steps If a Workers Compensation Claim Is Not Approved

You were hurt at work and you reported the accident to your employer. You have been waiting to receive your workers’ compensation benefits but it seems to be taking a long time. You are getting behind on your bills and you need money, but you are still recovering from your injury. Then, you find out that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied. This can be one of the most stressful and upsetting experiences and you might not know what to do. You can get the guidance and legal support you need from a qualified Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney. At the law firm of Bader Scott, we have the skill and experience to resolve your claim.

Find Out Why Your Claim Was Denied

The first thing you need to do if your claim was denied is to find out why. The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation oversees workers’ compensation claims. You will receive a letter that should provide you with information regarding the status of your claim. If the board denied the claim, it will give you the reason the claim was not approved. There are numerous reasons why it could deny a claim. The claim may not include complete details or the board could believe that the injury did not occur at work. That is why it is critical to report the injury to your employer immediately when it occurs. Regardless of the reason for denial, you have the right to appeal the decision.

How to File a Workers’ Compensation Appeal

If you feel your claim should have been approved, you can file an appeal. You have a limited time to appeal, so you must act quickly. Generally, you have 20 days from the date of the denial to file an appeal. You must appeal through the appellate division and must do so in accordance with the rules. It is helpful to seek legal help from a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney. Your lawyer knows how to resolve these types of cases most favorably.

Do not delay, because if you miss the deadline to appeal, you will not have any recourse in the situation. If you don’t think the appeal results were adequate, you can take your appeal further. It is best to file an appeal with help from an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Your lawyer knows what information to provide in order to ensure a strong case. Your lawyer will assist you in getting the benefits that you deserve.

Help from a Knowledgeable Workers’ Compensation Attorney

While you can handle a workers’ compensation claim appeal on your own, you are more likely to get better results when you seek assistance from a skilled attorney. At the office of Bader Scott, our injury lawyers handle workers’ compensation claim cases on a regular basis. We are familiar with the laws and we know the kind of information that you will need to have in order to succeed in your appeal. We are happy to provide you with a free case review. Contact our injury lawyers today to discuss the details of your case.

Seth Bader is an Auto accident, Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Attorney who practices in Atlanta, Rome, Savannah, Norcross, Carrollton, Georgia. He graduated from Florida State University College of Law, and has been practicing law for 14 years. Seth Bader believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.

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